Vice President Kashim Shettima has called on political appointees and civil servants to exercise discretion in their public and private lives and to avoid actions that would tarnish the reputation of the federal government.
Shettima said this Monday at the opening ceremony of a retreat and sensitisation programme for political aides and some civil servants on administrative procedure and governance in the public sector organised by the State House in conjunction with Direct Knowledge Consult Limited.
“From today, your words and actions will undergo more intense scrutiny, occasionally even rigorous criticism.
“From this very moment, you are bound by the laws of our land in all matters of official correspondence. These laws outline the consequences for both intentional and unintended mishandling of the information entrusted to your care.
“Should you falter in this duty, the consequences would ripple far beyond the intricate fabric of governance. They could erode public trust, jeopardize national security, and undermine the very integrity of our administration.”